Once again, the frank and cheerful Alex Smoke seems poised to capture the public consciousness, this time possessed with a confidence and maturity his 23-year-old self could hardly have imagined. LWE spoke to the Scotsman recently about his next steps.
A ramshackle and joyous celebration of DIY spirit, raw techno and uninhibited abandon, Birmingham’s legendary hive of sin and damnation, the House of God, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. LWE caught up with promoter Chris Wishart, resident Surgeon, and long time guest, Regis, to discuss the genesis of one of the world’s most seminal and idiosyncratic techno events.
Watching the unfolding spectacular success of FCL’s cover version of “It’s You,” originally by Chicago duo E.S.P., made LWE curious to dive deep into the song behind it all and what’s happened since.